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Cannot change dispaly setting for monitor after reformatting...only 16 bit available & only 640x480

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After your reformatting you removed the VGA driver and your driver is not a built in driver along with windows

Solution - open your pc note down the vga card chip details over the chip or from the manufacturer label or are you able to watch closely while your computer power up - It will display about the VGA card properties such as manufacturer it capacity etc....

Go to www.google.com search for it driver from the net and download it and install it in your pc - solve all your problems

May be now your sound also not working same thing you do or find a driver cd you got along with your computer - run it

Thanks Hothawk

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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